EXPERIENCE


ist_austria Postdoctoral researcher (October 2015 – Present)
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Research in appearance modeling and computational tools for fabrication as member of the group of Bernd Bickel.
kaust Visiting researcher (Several times from 2016 – Present)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Collaboration on nanofabrication with Wolfgang Heidrich.
university_tokyo Visiting postdoctoral researcher (May 2015 – September 2015)
The University of Tokyo
Conducting investigations on the modeling and editing of cranial anatomies under the supervision of Prof. Takeo Igarashi.
tuwien Doctoral researcher (September 2009 – April 2015)
Technische Universität Wien, Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms
Research in analytic and physically based rendering methods as well as general GPGPU computing, medical visualization, modeling and fabrication.
ait Software developer (2001 – 2009)
AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, Health Physics Department
Developed software for measurement device control, data acquisition, data evaluation and reporting in the field of laser and lamp safety as well a experimental setups with tissue samples. Handled diverse requirements such as optical machinery control, implementation of IEC standards, distributed computing, user interface design, etc.

EDUCATION


tuwien Dr. techn., Computer Graphics, Excellent (with distinction) (2009 – 2015)
Technische Universität Wien, Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms
Thesis: Sampled and prefiltered anti-aliasing on parallel hardware
barcelona_supercomputing Programming massively parallel hardware (2013)
Barcelona Supercomputing Center: PUMPS Summer School
The fourth edition of the Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems summer school (PUMPS) is aimed at enriching the skills of researchers, graduate students and teachers with cutting-edge technique and hands-on experience in developing applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources like GPU accelerators.
tuwien Diploma Supplement on Innovation (2012 – 2013)
i²c Informatics Innovation Center, TU Wien
The innovation study curriculum provides a premium, hands-on further education in combination with a master/PhD of business informatics or computer science by not only fostering innovative thinking but also offering a solid education for entrepreneurial spirits, business developers, and/or innovation managers.
uni_wien Master of Science (MSc), Physics, Highest distinction (2010)
Universität Wien / University of Vienna
Thesis: Rotating Bose-Einstein condensates in partially anisotropic traps.
uni_wien Bachelor of Science (BSc), Physics, Highest distinction (2009)
Universität Wien / University of Vienna

TEACHING


reviewing Supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students (2014 – Present)
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
ist_austria Data science and scientific computing track core course (2017 – 2018)
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Lecture unit on visualization.
mne_vienna Computational fabrication of structural color (September 2016)
Short course at the 42nd Micro and Nano Engineering Conference 2016
With the advent of 3D stereolithography, free-form fabrication became feasible in the nano- to micrometer range. This allows the convenient creation of microstructures that interfere with visible light to produce pigmentless color; an effect that can be accurately modeled with electromagnetic simulation. In this short course, we address the inverse problem in this context: Given user-specified color of a surface, which microstructure – when fabricated – would realize it? Formulated as a computational optimization problem, this course presents: (i) how to compute the associated gradients; (ii) effective geometric representations of the structures; and (iii) how fabrication constraints can be taken into account. (Link)
tuwien Rendering (May 2015 – September 2015)
Technische Universität Wien
Basic and state-of-the-art methods of rendering. Offline methods such as ray and path tracing, photon mapping and many other algorithms are introduced and various refinement are explained. The basics of the involved physics, such as geometric optics, surface and media interaction with light and camera models are outlined. The apparatus of Monte Carlo methods is introduced which is heavily used in several algorithms and its refinement in the form of stratified sampling and the Metropolis-Hastings method is explained.
uci_cuba GPGPU (2014)
UCI University of Informatic Sciences, Cuba
Summer school on GPUPU.

INVITED TALKS


ucl Exact anti-aliasing and approximate shape optimization (4. November 2015)
University College London, England
university_tokyo A physicist embracing computer graphics: Filtering, rendering, visualization and modeling (23. July 2015)
The University of Tokyo, Japan
ist_austria Prefiltered anti-aliasing on parallel hardware (29. April 2015)
Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria
ujaen GPGPU in graphics and visualization (15. October 2014)
University of Jaén, Spain
czech_university Analytic Rasterization (30. April 2014)
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES


reviewing Journal and conference reviewer (2010 – Present)
SIGGRAPH, Computer Graphics Forum, CGI, GI, TVCJ, …
Conducting peer reviews of journal and conference submissions in Visual Computing and related fields.
reviewing International Program Committee Member (2016)
Pacific Graphics
seminar Organizer (April 2016)
Symposium on Computational Fabrication 2016
Interdisciplinary venue that brings together leading experts from academia and industry in the area of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical engineering, materials science, architecture, human-computer interaction, robotics, and applied math (link).
tuwien Creator and Maintainer of LaTeX Template (2014 – Present)
Technische Universität Wien / Vienna University of Technology
The vutinfth document class is a LaTeX2e-based template for all theses written at the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology (link).
siggraph SIGGRAPH Asia Briefs and Poster Committee Member (2015 – 2016)
ACM SIGGRAPH
seminar Main organizer (October 2010 – November 2011)
Russian-Austrian Bilateral Scientific Seminar on Visual Computing
A workshop on various topics from Visual Computing to intensify academic exchange and to identify potential collaboration topics. The participants were Austrian and Russian computer scientists.